American Camp Visitor Center Closed Christmas and New Year's Days.
The American Camp Visitor Center will be closed Christmas Day, December 25 and New Year's Day January 1. Grounds at both American and English camps will remain open from dawn to 11 p.m.
Park on Fall Schedule
The American Camp visitor center is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Wednesday-Sunday. The English Camp contact station is closed for the winter. Grounds at both units are open from dawn to 11 p.m. More »
Skagit Bridge Lane Closures/Detours Expected Through November
Expect nighttime lane closures and full Interstate-5 (I-5) detours into November at the I-5 Skagit River Bridge in Burlington. Work on the permanent bridge began Monday, September 16. Check the following link for weekly updates from the WDOT. More »
Landscape Painter Nancy Spaulding To Conduct Art Walk at American Camp
Contact: Mike Vouri, 360-378-2240, ext. 2227
Join San Juan Island artist Nancy Spaulding to learn how she utilizes photography and sketching on site during a artist workshop scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, August 17 meeting in the American Camp parking area.
Call the park at 360-378-2240, ext. 2233, or the library at 360-378-2798 for more information.
Nancy's workshop is for all levels of experience. Bring paper, pen, pencil, or pastels, a digital camera, sturdy shoes and a sunhat (if necessary).
A formal art education was the plan but Nancy left the University of Arizona shortly before earning her degree in order to join the domestic peace corps. She served as a VISTA Volunteer to two years. Following that experience she kept up with her hands on approach to art and has managed to continue working as an artists over the years and into the present time.
"An island with edges but yet broad sweeping vistas provides a meditative environment," Nancy said. "It is a place removed, but not so much as to feel separate from the rest of the world. I often laugh and say you can see the rest of the world from here!"
Did You Know?
The English Camp barracks was originally used as the privates' mess until extended in 1867. During the restoration process in the early 1970's a pot of gold coins and currency was found in the attic. The treasure belonged to the Crook family, who settled on the site in 1875.